In beginning piano class we are identifying pitches. The examples are written out as three whole notes per measure. The teacher is counting them out as one and two and, one and two and, one and two and for the complete measure. There is no meter indicated in the exercise. What would be an appropriate meter? 6/2 ?

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    It is traditional to write "notes" which don't really form part of "a piece of music" as whole notes. If these notes are an exercise in identifying pitches, then counting them or trying to invent a time signature for them is irrelevant to that purpose.
    – user19146
    Sep 6, 2017 at 20:41
  • Wouldn't this best be answered by that teacher?
    – Tim
    Aug 28, 2019 at 11:24

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It's just an exercise. If you want a time signature 3/1 would do the job nicely. (No, that wasn't a joke.) But there's no need for a time signature.

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